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EricaLubarsky
02-18-2014, 03:15 PM
Vote for who you think will be playing for a new team in March. You may vote for as many as you'd like. Voting is public and just a (hopefully) fun time-waster.

DevinHarriswillstart
02-18-2014, 03:34 PM
Can't see why the Sixers would absorb Asik's contract.

The Rockets have renewed efforts to trade disgruntled center Omer Asik, with the Philadelphia 76ers emerging once again as a potential landing spot, league sources told CBSSports.com on Tuesday.

The two teams engaged in serious discussions on an Asik deal in December, when the Rockets were trying to move the defensive-minded center so they could aggregate any players acquired for use in future deals. With that possibility long gone, Houston GM Daryl Morey has re-opened trade talks, and the Sixers have more payroll flexibility than any team in the league to make a deal work.

The Sixers are $11 million under the salary cap, meaning they can absorb Asik's $8.4 million salary without sending back any players. They also have to add $5.1 million to their payroll to meet the league's salary floor of $52.8 million.

According to executives who've engaged in conversations with Houston about Asik, Morey is still setting the price high for the Turkish 7-footer, who was lured away from the Bulls as a restricted free agent in 2012. The structure of the offer sheet Asik signed, which calls for him to be paid $15 million next season, has been problematic. Though his cap hit would be only $8.4 million in 2014-15, any team acquiring Asik before Thursday's deadline would face an expenditure of $17 million for him to play a little more than 100 games -- a tough sell for any owner under the restrictive CBA.

Due to that expense, teams like the Raptors and Nets have no interest in acquiring Asik, sources say. The Hawks like him, but not at the Rockets' current asking price. The problem in assembling a deal with the Sixers is the same problem the teams experienced in December, only worse because more of Asik's total compensation over the next two years is in the rear-view mirror.

The Rockets want a first-round pick for Asik, sources say. The Sixers have New Orleans' 2014 pick (1-5 protected), but are looking to use their cap space to acquire first-round picks -- not divest them. Philadelphia's floor-spacing Spencer Hawes interests the Rockets, but the Sixers have been asking teams for a first-round pick in return.

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/writer/ken-berger/24447420/sources-rockets-exploring-asik-trades-again

Murphy3
02-19-2014, 08:44 AM
Isn't there a forum for this type of thread?

alby
02-19-2014, 03:01 PM
sucks to be JET

Underdog
02-19-2014, 03:04 PM
sucks to be JET

Ugh, Sacto... The JET has crashed & burned.

Underdog
02-19-2014, 03:26 PM
Looks like Houston is trying to make a run at Rondo...

alby
02-19-2014, 03:32 PM
They said no way they are dealing Parsons. But would they really allow him walk for nothing this summer?

Underdog
02-19-2014, 03:34 PM
They said no way they are dealing Parsons. But would they really allow him walk for nothing this summer?

Letting Parsons get in the way of acquiring Rondo would be folly... Adding him to a Harden/Howard combo would be scary.

spreedom
02-19-2014, 03:45 PM
The thought of Rondo alley-oops and drive-and-dishes to Dwight is pure nightmare fuel.

EricaLubarsky
02-19-2014, 04:27 PM
20 hours to go.

Underdog
02-19-2014, 04:33 PM
Right now Jordan Hill is the biggest name in play... Slow trade deadline so far.

EricaLubarsky
02-19-2014, 05:08 PM
JET has been traded and Hill is still a rumor (along with Rondo, Asik and other bigger fish.)

I estimate that we'll see 4-5 big trades and that we'll be surprised by some. LOTS of needs out there (both rebuilding and fortifying), but also lots of uncertainty with this draft.

It's unlikely to be as strong as 2003, where 4 of the first 5 players became allstars. More likely it will be more like 1999 where there was a lot of talent (9 allstars!), but as many hits as misses.

Underdog
02-20-2014, 02:40 PM
So many names, so few trades.

EricaLubarsky
02-20-2014, 02:42 PM
sad.

At least Houston still has an unhappy Asik who is about to take up 1/4 of the Rocket cap space.

Underdog
02-20-2014, 03:04 PM
The NBA: where YAWN happens.

EricaLubarsky
02-20-2014, 04:08 PM
Turner
Hawes
Jamison
Miller
Hamilton
Neal
Mullins

Pretty decent for a normal deadline. Just disappointing for the Mavs and for all the hype.

antoinewalker
02-21-2014, 12:21 PM
sad.

At least Houston still has an unhappy Asik who is about to take up 1/4 of the Rocket cap space.
how will asik take up 1/4 of the cap space?

Underdog
02-21-2014, 12:24 PM
how will asik take up 1/4 of the cap space?

He'll cost about $15m with a ~$60m cap next season... That's roughly 1/4.

It's the "poison pill" in the last year of his contract, the reason the Knicks didn't match.

DevinHarriswillstart
02-21-2014, 04:10 PM
He'll cost about $15m with a ~$60m cap next season... That's roughly 1/4.

It's the "poison pill" in the last year of his contract, the reason the Bulls didn't match.

Fixed. :)

EricaLubarsky
02-21-2014, 05:22 PM
It's easy to confuse awful Eastern teams with a storied history.

Underdog
02-21-2014, 05:31 PM
Fixed. :)

Yeah, I don't know why I said Knicks... Aside from Indy & Miami, the rest of the Eastern Conference looks the same to me.

mac222b
02-21-2014, 05:37 PM
He'll cost about $15m with a ~$60m cap next season... That's roughly 1/4.

It's the "poison pill" in the last year of his contract, the reason the Knicks didn't match.

Only 8.3 counts against the cap UD. The team does pay the rest though making Asik especially unappealing for a team over the cap.

mac222b
02-21-2014, 05:48 PM
Will be interesting to see how far the Asik thing drags out. I wonder if they just cant find a taker they'll just give him away, essentially, rather than get any valuable assets in return.

DevinHarriswillstart
02-21-2014, 07:01 PM
Yeah, I don't know why I said Knicks... Aside from Indy & Miami, the rest of the Eastern Conference looks the same to me.

Why what ever do you mean?

https://mtc.cdn.vine.co/r/videos/92610534E21048472592849551360_1c04c181eea.4.7.7144 079880042976629.mp4?versionId=sxzsIUijmbHwHz.JGHoC MpJk6QChneSu

:)

alby
02-22-2014, 12:12 PM
He'll cost about $15m with a ~$60m cap next season... That's roughly 1/4.

It's the "poison pill" in the last year of his contract, the reason the Knicks didn't match.

Don't mind him -- he's a Rockets fan, who has been trolling d-m for years now.